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Broccoli crescent wrap

Broccoli crescent wrap – broccoli and cheese goodness all wrapped up in crescent roll dough. Easy, quick vegetarian dinner, made healthy by swapping out the mayonnaise! My grandma makes a lot of good recipes. If you’ve made her baked ziti you know what I’m talking about. There’s this one that I remember fondly, something about broccoli …

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Heirloom tomato tart

Heirloom tomato tart with homemade puff pastry, vegan pesto, and heirloom tomatoes. Delicious! If you’ve been following along, we started this week with homemade puff pastry, a vegan almond pesto, and we’re finishing up the week with the finished product: heirloom tomato tart. Isn’t it a beaut? I used mini heirloom tomatoes. They were just too …

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Basil spinach almond pesto

(Vegan) Basil spinach almond pesto. Don’t have pine nuts? Or parmesan? No problem! You can still make a basil pesto spread, no cheese or pine nuts required! Part 1 of my “make everything from scratch” meal was making homemade puff pastry. Part two… pesto! I’ll admit I never made pesto from scratch before, so when I realized …

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Quick and easy zucchini boats

Quick and easy zucchini boats – a healthy meal or snack that will be ready in just 5 minutes. Endless options for toppings and an excellent way to use your zucchini harvest! Zucchini is everywhere right now. We always need more easy recipes to use up zucchini! Traditional zucchini “boats” actually scoop out the inside …

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Skinny chocolate brownies

Skinny chocolate brownies made with applesauce and Greek yogurt and are almost cupcake-like in texture. These healthy (or at least healthier) brownies make for a great guilt-free dessert. Skinny and chocolate don’t normally go in the same sentence, do they? But anything that helps convince me I can eat chocolate without having to run for 500 hours …

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Coconut kiwi ice cream

Coconut kiwi ice cream – Only 4 ingredients for a refreshing fruity ice cream that includes marshmallow cream! A delicious tropical summer treat. This no-churn, easy homemade recipe means no ice cream machine required. Summer is made even better with easy, homemade ice cream. Have you heard of marshmallow cream ice cream? While I usually …

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Cherry peach crumb bars

Cherry peach crumb bars – perfectly balanced with just the right amount of fruit and just the right amount of crust! Summertime fruit dessert that will surely be a crowd pleaser. Have you noticed I’ve been making a lot of double-fruit creations lately? There was the berry berry cinnamon swirl bread, blueberry banana bread, and …

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Strawberry rhubarb muffins

Strawberry rhubarb muffins with a dash of cinnamon, using greek yogurt instead of milk and applesauce instead of oil. This is a great way to bake with rhubarb and eat up some of your strawberries too!  Confession time: I had never eaten rhubarb before these muffins. Maybe I should say I never knowingly ate rhubarb, as I don’t …

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How to make vanilla extract

How to make homemade vanilla extract. Super easy, fun, and cost effective. Great as gifts for Christmas, housewarming parties, or your foodie friends birthdays!  Let’s talk about vanilla extract. If you’re a baker, you use a lot of the stuff. Those tiny little jars you buy at the grocery store probably don’t last you very …

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